Heading into game two of this AL East matchup, the Red Sox (72-69, 36-34 home) will send Chris Sale to the mound against the Orioles (89-51, 47-25 away) and Jack Flaherty. Check out my pick for today's Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox game in Boston.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS BOSTON RED SOX BETTING PICK

The Pick: Baltimore Orioles +125

This game will be played at Fenway Park at 4:10 ET on Saturday, September 9th.

WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:

  • The Orioles will be taking on a Red Sox club that is just 3-7 over their last ten games.
  • As the favorite on the road, the Orioles' win streak currently stands at five games.
  • For the season, the Orioles have gone 15-10 with Jack Flaherty on the mound as the starter.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS

For the season, the Orioles have an overall record of 89-51, placing them 1st in the AL East. Against other AL East opponents, they are 27-15 along with going 42-26 and 47-25 at home and on the road, respectively. So far, they have played a total of 44 series, going 29-12-3.

Jack Flaherty has made 25 appearances this season, with a .432 slugging percentage allowed and a 1.54 WHIP. His overall record is 8-8, with an ERA of 4.84 and 135 strikeouts - an average of 9.07 Ks per nine innings. At home, Flaherty is 4-4 with an ERA of 7.75; on the road, he's 4-4 with an ERA of 5.07.

Jack Flaherty's most recent outing saw him surrender six hits in 4 2/3 innings, resulting in four earned runs. Unfortunately, the right-hander did not factor into the decision as the Orioles emerged victorious over Arizona, 8-5.

The Orioles' offense comes into today's game with a collective batting average of .258 and are averaging 5.1 runs per game for the season. Looking at their ten most recent games, Baltimore has gone deep nine times, which is ranked 13th in that time. To date, the team's OPS is .751 to go along with an on base percentage of .324.

The Orioles' Adley Rutschman has been a consistent presence at the plate this season, leading the team in hits with a .274 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .427 and on-base percentage is .369 entering today's game.

WILL THE BOSTON RED SOX TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?

Throughout the season, the Red Sox have taken advantage of playing at home, posting a series record of 12-9 at Fenway Park. Their overall record of 72-69 puts Boston 4th in the AL East. Against the runline, their overall record is 71-70 and 34-36 at home. This year's Red Sox's games have an over/under record of 76-62.

Today marks Chris Sale's 17th outing of the season, with a record of 6-3. His ERA is 4.46 and opponents' OBP stands at .289. The lefty has punched out 101 batters and holds a WHIP of 1.16. On the road, his ERA sits at 5.10, while it is 5.31 when pitching at home.

Boston is looking to Chris Sale to lead them to victory once again, as they emerged triumphant the last time he took the mound against the Royals (7-3). He had a stellar performance, allowing no earned runs on two hits over five innings.

Having gone deep 6 times in their last five games, the Red Sox are 8th in that span. At 5 runs per game, Boston is 8th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .262 while hitting a total of 167 home runs (13th).

The Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida leads the team in hits, boasting a .290 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .457 and his on-base percentage is .344 entering the game.